P&C Railroad Was Important…..But Now Long Gone

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P&C Abutment at Hibernia in 2005

Photo by B L Rudberg
The fellow in the photo is Joe Mato.

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Spoon or No Spoon

Butterflies & Machineguns

While I was drinking my coffee this morning the thought occurred to me: how much faster does my coffee cool with the spoon in it?

So I did a rough estimation with the following assumptions:

  1. All cooling was done through natural convection following Newton’s Law of Cooling, with a convective heat transfer value of h=40 W/(m^2*K) and a bulk air temperature of 294 K (~70 F)
  2. The thermal conductivity of the coffee mug and the spoon are that of ceramic (k=1.5 W/(m*K)) and stainless (k=16 W/(m*K)) respectively
  3. The spoon has uniform temperature along it length equal to that of the bulk coffee
  4. The coffee cup is a cylinder with height of 4 inches and a diameter of 3.5 inches
  5. The spoon has a total length of 8 inches with heat transfer only occurring off the section of the handle emerging from the coffee
  6. Coffee has the same heat capacity and density…

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Need a Gift for Mother’s Day? Best Gift Ideas for People who want to make a Happy Mother’s Day come true! Or a list for people who need a little help…..

Kevin Hellriegel's Blog of Worthless Advice

If you are sensitive, or don’t understand satire, stop reading now. This blog post will probably offend you and you’ll be all up on arms. You’ll say stuff like “Oh, you’ve gone too far.” “Oh, he must hate his wife.” “Oh, I’m pretty sure he will be dead by the time I finish reading this post because his wife will probably have killed him by now.”

Terrible gift ideas – it’s what you love and live for! Here’s a start…things to avoid…

Clothes – you can’t dress yourself. What makes you think you can buy clothes for your wife?

A picture of your dick – yeah, she knows you have a dick and that’s why she’s a mother. She doesn’t need to see the reminder of her prison sentence. She just had to look at her wedding ring to remind herself why her life sucks.

Anything to do with cleaning:…

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Crossing Other Railroads AND BONUS: A Creamery!

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Stissing Junction.

The ND&C tracks ran very near the P&C and P&E at McIntyre but did not actually connect. Farther north at Stissing Junction the P&E joined the ND&C. The P&E leased trackage rights on the ND&C from Stissing Junction to Pine Plains. The P&E was perpetually in financial trouble and often failed to pay the monthly rental fee. When the ND&C threatened to lock out the switches they would somehow come up with the money. In the above photo, the box car is on the ND&C tracks. The line at right is the P&E to Salt Point, Pleasant Valley and Poughkeepsie.

Of course in 1932 both of these lines actually belonged to the New Haven RR. Six years later these tracks were torn out and sold for scrap to Japan in 1938.

Attlebury tangent creamery ruins.

Near the north end of the tangent near Pine Plains is the ruins…

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